7 Practical Ways to Increase your Productivity
We all have dreams. It's the most common thing we all share. Thinking about them is a easy part. The path of achieving them is the hard one. We learn a lot in this path. I think more than the goal, the things we face in this stage define us. To get the work done for our future we need a mindset. A mindset which improves day by day.
l will try to explain some tips that will help you to go on the path by improving yourself.
1. Create a Peacefull Environment
The enviroment you are in matters a lot. I'm not just talking about what happens in the outside. Its also about the things that are happening inside of you.
You just need a environment with basic setup. But your mind needs an approval of it . Make a mindset where everything's perfect and peacefull.
Don't try to search peace outside.
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." – Buddha
2. Accept the Beginner Stage
At the intial stages try to concentrate on the work than on the output. Whe you get started the achievemnts will be small in amount. Be satisfied with it. Take small steps.Finally that will lead you to the ultimate aim. These small steps will eventually become a big one.
Keep one thing in mind that ;
Evey expert was once a Beginner
3. Overthinking only leads to Procrastination
Overthinking is the main problem of most of us. We think a lot before doing something. It will only waste your time. So begin the job before being falling into the imaginary world. Thinking about the achievemnts in future will only give you the pleasure,which will not last longer. We are addicted to that feeling. Because that doesnt need any real work. After that you will just postpone the real work to some other time .
So beware of overthinking
4. Mind Mapping
Mind mapping is a method for visualization of information, typically in form of text, but you can combine it with any content - images, drawings, hyperlinks etc. It will hep you to schedule your things in a better way. Our brain can work efficiently with Mind Map more than with the lists of 'what to do'.
Here is the example of a Mind Map
If you wanted to know more about Mind Mapping and creating it use this
5. A Good Sleep & Exercise
These two things affect your productivity in a big amount.Insufficient sleep is a barrier to productivity. If you don't have enough sleep, your productivity suffers. You’ll have less energy and react slower. You’ll feel less creative and focused, and have difficulty making decisions and solving problems. An average man need 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
We all know exercise keeps you healthy but exercising can also increase productivity in all areas of your life. Not only does exercise give you more energy, exercise keeps momentum and it improves mental capacity. Its a natural stress reducer.
6. Seek some outside Motivation
Listening to music and podcasts can help you to get easly relaxed. Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies. Music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Music, in short, can act as a powerful stress management tool in our lives.
Reading books also helps to increase your productivity. It will help to increase your focus and mainly help you to be resourceful.It's an important tool of productivity. Most people in our generation lacks this quality. If you are not much attached to books then you can read online. Now there are lot of quality bloggers. They can help you a lot. They helped me a lot.
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
7. Never Regret
Regret is a critical way of thinking or feeling in which you blame yourself for things that happened. Productive regret can help you learn to change your behavior for the future. Unproductive regret, where you completely blame yourself, can create chronic stress which leads to health problems. So there is no need to regret. We all are human. It's common to make mistakes.
"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell